FYI: DIME available as IETF internet draft

Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME) is now available as an IETF
Internet Draft [1]. Please send comments to the
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     Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME) is a lightweight, 
     binary message format that can be used to encapsulate one or more 
     application-defined payloads of arbitrary type and size into a 
     single message construct. Each payload is described by a type, a 
     length, and an optional identifier. Both URIs and MIME media type 
     constructs are supported as type identifiers. The payload length is

     an integer indicating the number of octets of the payload. The 
     optional payload identifier is a URI enabling cross-referencing 
     between payloads. DIME payloads may include nested DIME messages or

     chains of linked chunks of unknown length at the time the data is 
     generated. DIME is strictly a message format, provides no concept 
     of a connection or of a logical circuit, and does not address head-
     of-line problems. 


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen


Received on Saturday, 17 November 2001 16:17:07 UTC